Janelia Research Campus

Howard Hughes Medical Institute



The focus of the research at Janelia Farm is a wide range of Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Developmental activities. The building will support collaborative research, allowing HHMI Scientists from other institutions to work together on collaborative projects. The building is planned to be the most advanced research facility in the country, providing Investigators the tools necessary for their projects. The laboratories are planned around open research space using mostly dry bench, instrument intensive space, supported by closed support space. All the primary and support laboratories are designed using a generic, science based approach for the greatest level of flexibility.


Ashburn, VA, USA

  • Services: Laboratory Design
  • Completed: 2006

Area Summary

  • Gross Building: 447,603
  • Net (Assignable) Building: 305,791
  • Lab & Lab Support: 160,000

Cost Summary

  • Construction Cost: $189,000,000

Important Details

  • R&D Magazine Laboratory of the Year
  • Craftsmanship Award Winner - Special Finishes, Washington Building Council/ Citation for Design from AIA New York State
  • Design Award, First Mention - AIA New York Chapter


  • Rafael Vinoly Architects PC


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